For people who are actually interested in how viking music might have sounded, “Drømde mik en drøm i nat" (/I dreamt a dream last night) is the earliest music (and lyrics) known in Scandinavia preserved on the last page of the (~1200-1300) Codex Runicus as rune notes.
The song and melody is still known and used today in most of Scandinavia, as a sort of folk-standard. This version, deceivingly slow in the beginning, is presented as close to the original sound of the years 900-1000 as historians think they can come.
This song might have survived because it was a gigantic hit, like the viking’s very own “Billie Jean”. A total pop slayer that stayed around long enough for music notes to be invented.
The more you know.
Cool as hell
Gillian Welch/Alison Krauss/Emmylou Harris - Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Baby
Use both headphones
left: the weeknd
Just putting a cover album
Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
Basement - Crickets Throw Their Voice
you’re still in my head.
my mind’s convinced that you never left.
I’m counting down till I see you next.
I still compare everything to your silhouette.
how can I forget what is perfect?
(aired on 14/08/2014 on BBC Radio 1)
Two thousand years, I’ve been in that water
Two thousand years, sunk like a stone
Desperately reaching for nets
That the fishermen have thrown
Trying to find, a little bit of hope
Today is the official release of Paralyzed, both the single (available on virtually every platform) and also a music video premiering over at Spin.com.
I’m so excited to finally be able to share this.
MUSIC VIDEO - http://smarturl.it/paralyzedvideo
ITUNES - http://smarturl.it/paralyzed